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How much does a Nail Technician make in the United States?

Average Nail Technician Hourly Wage in the United States

Nail Technicians earn a median hourly wage of $10.65. Hourly wages typically start from $9.04 and go up to $16.15.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Nail Technician Yearly Salary in the United States

Nail Technicians earn a median salary of $22,150 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,800 and go up to $33,590.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

60%
Full-Time
40%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
165
RATINGS
Nail Technicians average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Nail Technicians in the 37th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Nail Technician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Nail Technician Earnings

The highest earning Nail Technicians in the United States earn:

$16.15
an hour
$33,590
per year
Senior Nail Technician Earnings

Senior Nail Technicians in the United States earn:

$12.71
an hour
$26,440
per year
Experienced Nail Technician Earnings

Experienced Nail Technicians in the United States earn:

$10.65
an hour
$22,150
per year
Junior Nail Technician Earnings

Junior Nail Technicians in the United States earn:

$9.57
an hour
$19,910
per year
Starting Nail Technician Earnings

Starting Nail Technicians in the United States earn:

$9.04
an hour
$18,800
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Nail Technician salary comparison

Nail Technicians earn less than 98% percent of Arts careers. Nail Technician salaries are in the bottom 87% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Nail Technicians in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nail Technician salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Nail Technician Salary in Minnesota $11.70 $24,340 # 1
Nail Technician Salary in Iowa $16.04 $33,360 # 2
Nail Technician Salary in Washington $13.77 $28,630 # 3
Nail Technician Salary in District of Columbia $14.27 $29,680 # 4
Nail Technician Salary in South Dakota $14.09 $29,300 # 5
Nail Technician Salary in Wisconsin $13.92 $28,960 # 6
Nail Technician Salary in Montana $14.04 $29,200 # 7
Nail Technician Salary in Florida $12.24 $25,450 # 8
Nail Technician Salary in Wyoming $11.08 $23,040 # 9
Nail Technician Salary in Alaska $13.30 $27,660 # 10
Nail Technician Salary in Utah $11.70 $24,340 # 11
Nail Technician Salary in Hawaii $11.33 $23,560 # 12
Nail Technician Salary in North Carolina $12.95 $26,940 # 13
Nail Technician Salary in New Hampshire $12.13 $25,220 # 14
Nail Technician Salary in Michigan $11.23 $23,350 # 15
Nail Technician Salary in New Jersey $11.84 $24,630 # 16
Nail Technician Salary in Colorado $9.65 $20,060 # 17
Nail Technician Salary in Missouri $12.28 $25,530 # 18
Nail Technician Salary in Arizona $11.27 $23,440 # 19
Nail Technician Salary in Kansas $12.41 $25,810 # 20
Nail Technician Salary in Kentucky $12.39 $25,760 # 21
Nail Technician Salary in South Carolina $10.00 $20,810 # 22
Nail Technician Salary in Rhode Island $10.95 $22,770 # 23
Nail Technician Salary in Maryland $10.86 $22,580 # 24
Nail Technician Salary in Massachusetts $11.33 $23,570 # 25
Nail Technician Salary in Ohio $10.67 $22,180 # 26
Nail Technician Salary in Texas $10.44 $21,710 # 27
Nail Technician Salary in Oregon $10.68 $22,210 # 28
Nail Technician Salary in California $10.75 $22,360 # 29
Nail Technician Salary in Delaware $10.26 $21,330 # 30
Nail Technician Salary in Nebraska $9.45 $19,660 # 31
Nail Technician Salary in Virginia $10.39 $21,600 # 32
Nail Technician Salary in Alabama $10.52 $21,890 # 33
Nail Technician Salary in Georgia $10.73 $22,320 # 34
Nail Technician Salary in Arkansas $9.54 $19,840 # 35
Nail Technician Salary in Oklahoma $10.21 $21,240 # 36
Nail Technician Salary in Pennsylvania $10.27 $21,370 # 37
Nail Technician Salary in Connecticut $10.00 $20,810 # 38
Nail Technician Salary in Illinois $10.29 $21,410 # 39
Nail Technician Salary in Mississippi $10.36 $21,560 # 40
Nail Technician Salary in Tennessee $9.00 $18,710 # 41
Nail Technician Salary in Idaho $9.16 $19,050 # 42
Nail Technician Salary in Louisiana $9.78 $20,330 # 43
Nail Technician Salary in New York $9.36 $19,480 # 44
Nail Technician Salary in West Virginia $9.31 $19,370 # 45
Nail Technician Salary in Indiana $9.53 $19,820 # 46
Nail Technician Salary in Maine $8.82 $18,350 # 47
Nail Technician Salary in Nevada $8.97 $18,650 # 48
Nail Technician Salary in New Mexico $8.76 $18,210 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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